A state senator last week proposed a constitutional amendment to divert a portion of new revenue growth to fund Missouri transportation projects instead of other plans to raise various transportation-related taxes or sales taxes.

The proposal from Sen. John Loudon, R-Chesterfield, could appear on the November ballot if the Legislature approves the measure, which would earmark 10% of revenue growth for transportation, or $36 million in fiscal 2009. That figure would grow to more than $200 million in five fiscal years.

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